Top 5 Targets in Free Agency for the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have a new face of their franchise in Phil Jackson, and Phil will look to create a team that suits his and new coach, Derek Fisher’s philosophies.  The team is really looking to build a solid foundation after horrible years of management with Knicks owner James Dolan in charge.  Here are some players the Knicks can target in their effort to build. 1. Luol...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Hopeful He Landed Two NBA Superstars with 34th and 51st Picks

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is hopeful he acquired the two superstars who will lead the Knicks to multiple championships in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Nos. 34 and 51 of the 2nd Round. “My critics always say that I only won championships because my teams had perhaps the two best players in the game of their eras,” said Jackson. “I disagree. That said...
Via Sports Pickle
13 days ago  |  Discuss

If ‘Melo leaves, New York Knicks should start from scratch

The Miami Heat are where the New York Knicks were hoping to be. Instead, their attempt to build around a Big 3 backfired as the franchise took a major step backwards, failing to even make the playoffs in the insanely weak Eastern Conference. There has been a changing of the guard as James Dolan has shelled out a ton of money to hire Phil Jackson as team president and hire the recently...
Via The Sports Bank
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks hire a coach, and their fans lose again!

Phil Jackson could not hire Steve Kerr, his first choice to be the head coach of the New York Knicks. Now the Zen Master has hired Derek Fisher, another one of his former triangle player to fill the job Steve Kerr ran away from. So who are the big winners in the garden marriage of Fisher, Jackson and owner James Dolan? We can already assume the big losers are Knicks fans. Phil Jackson...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

James Dolan: Thank You, Donald Sterling!

The New York Knicks had a terrible season this past year, but the team’s value has skyrocketed since the new sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Knickerbockers are now valued at $3 billion! Here are some interesting notes on how the team’s value nearly doubled: In January, the team was only valued at $1.4 […] The post James Dolan: Thank You, Donald Sterling! appeared first...
Via Champs Nation
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Think Mike Francesa gave A-Rod blind support? James Dolan sat with the 3 wise monkeys ...

James Dolan tells Mike Francesa that he has 'not asked Phil Jackson' about the NY Knicks coaching search or the status of Carmelo Anthony's potential free agency. Always one to push when an interviewee doesn't answer honestly, Mike states, "That answers that."Mike still wants MSG, don't hate because he provides friendly confines for steroid abusers and...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

James Dolan Blocking Phil Jackson From Changing Medical Staff

It was a nice couple of months (or weeks) while it lasted. James Dolan has made his first Ibaka-esque block on Phil Jackson’s decisions. After practically vowing to let Phil Jackson run things, Dolan has renegged on his word and has acted sternly to keep Jackson from touching the current medical staff in place. As reported by the Daily News and ESPN NY radio, Jim Dolan would not...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Insist Phil Jackson Handled Kerr Negotiations Without Dolan

The New York Knicks are insisting that Phil Jackson handled negotiations with Steve Kerr, which ultimately resulted in him picking the Golden State Warriors. Jackson initially offered a three-year, $13.2 million contract to Kerr. The New York Post reports that Kerr accepted a five-year, $22 million contract with the Warriors, though it had been widely reported as $25 million over...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson is looking 'like a beaten man'

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is so upset after losing his coaching choice, Steve Kerr, to the Golden State Warriors, that one NBA executive told the New York Daily News that Jackson is “looking like a beaten man, already.” Kerr, who won five NBA championships while playing for the Chicago Bulls (under Jackson) and the San Antonio Spurs, was reportedly concerned about...
Via Intrigue Sports
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors cautioned Steve Kerr about working for James Dolan

New York Knicks owner James Dolan hired Phil Jackson so he could yield to an expert. Jackson has been given total control of New York’s basketball operations department, which means Dolan shouldn’t be stepping on any toes going forward. Steve Kerr may not be convinced of that. Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com is reporting that one […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday, James Dolan!

James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks, catches a lot of flack from fans, but we here at Turn On The Knicks are going to cut him a break for once day and wish him a Happy 59th Birthday. Dolan was made CEO of Cablevision in 1995 and became manager of the company’s sports properties just four years later, giving him the authority to supervise the day-to-day operations of both...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift with James Dolan by talking up Steve Kerr, Carmelo Anthony's contract

Much like an NCAA basketball team getting its first loss out of the way before the NCAA tournament hits, perhaps it is best that the New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Phil Jackson had their first disagreement about something as relatively benign as the firing of unnamed staff this month. Just a chance to re-iterate just who is who in this relationship, before it comes time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

James Dolan and Phil Jackson are already not getting along

There's tremendous irony to the picture I posted above. Phil Jackson standing, trying his best to smile with James Dolan right next to him, still holding to the basketball. Jackson's signing came with one giant question, 'Can Jim Dolan stay away?' A question that surfaced because, well, everything in the past 20 years proving that he's absolutely can't. That...
Via Celtics Life
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Dolan Already Giving Phil Jackson Hard Time Over Staff Decisions

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Knicks owner James Dolan is already giving team president Phil Jackson a hard time over personnel decisions. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, over personnel decisions, the Daily News has learned. According to a team source, Jackson...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolan Tried To Intervene In Jackson's Staff Firings

Phil Jackson and James Dolan have already had their first clash over personnel decisions, according to a source. Jackson is looking to remove several staff members, but Dolan has opposed some of his recommendations. A source said Dolan reacted to Jackson's request to simply focus his attention on building a winning team. The entire coaching staff was fired on Monday and it is...
Via RealGM
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson from firing Knicks staffers

After only a month, could the honeymoon period between New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and team owner James Dolan already be over? If a New York Daily News source embedded inside Madison Square Garden and privy to the inner workings of the oft-dysfunctional front office can be believed, why yes, yes it is. The […] The post James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Dolan Already Blocking Phil Jackson from Making Certain Moves

 I always say a good owner is the most underrated aspect of a quality franchise in sports. So subsequently, a bad one is something that can cripple a franchise for an extremely long time. Enter the New York Knicks, a team that hasn’t won a NBA championship in over 30 years. With owner James Dolan […]
Via Word On The Game
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Dolan blocking Phil Jackson from certain moves

Phil Jackson took over the New York Knicks’ basketball operations department just over a month ago, and there could already be trouble in paradise. As expected, Jackson fired head coach Mike Woodson and most of his staff earlier this week. More moves are expected within the organization over the next several months. That is, if […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks Owner Already Blocking Phil Jackson’s Personnel Moves

The New York Daily News is reporting that Phil Jackson, hired one month ago as president of basketball operations, is already clashing with owner James Dolan over personnel decisions. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, over personnel decisions, the Daily News has learned. According to...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

James Dolan Already Trying to Block Some of Phil Jackson’s Moves

James Dolan said that Phil Jackson would have complete control to do whatever he wanted. It only took a  month for that not to be the case, if you believe Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, over personnel decisions, the Daily News has learned. According...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks owner James Dolan tries to stop Phil Jackson's staff firings: source

Phil Jackson's formidable task of rebuilding the Knicks and establishing a professional, winning culture at Madison Square Garden has already hit a familiar roadblock: James Dolan. Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, over personnel decisions, the Daily News has learned. According to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks News: Phil Jackson promised change would be coming to the Knicks’ roster this offseason

After a disappointing 37-45 season, New York Knicks owner James Dolan and newly appointed president Phil Jackson addressed team personnel. Jackson promised to make roster changes for next season.Image By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsA team source commented on Jackson's impromptu meeting with team personnel:"Phil was honest. He said it was a disappointing season. He...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors player jabs Knicks owner for nixing Lowry trade

James Dolan may have saved the Raptors season If you told anyone at the beginning of the NBA season that the Toronto Raptors would win the Atlantic division, you would have been called nuts. Well six months later, the Raptors secured the division and have landed home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. However, this might have never happened had New York Knicks...
Via Sports-Kings
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry-to-Knicks trade that was vetoed by James Dolan may have helped them make playoffs

The Knicks' season officially ended on Wednesday but it was doomed in early December when James Dolan vetoed a trade for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Dolan, the Chairman of Madison Square Garden, was reluctant to give up a first round pick to the Raptors especially since Toronto GM Masai Ujiri received a first round pick from the Knicks in exchange for Andrea Bargnani...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Have Knicks Fans Gained Any Respect for James Dolan?

With the announcement that thirteen-time NBA champion Phil Jackson is taking over as the Knicks' President of Basketball Operations, there's no doubt that Tuesday morning proved to be a historic day in the team's history. Of course, Jackson's appointment will prove to be all the monumental if he proceeds to put the proper pieces necessary in place for New York to...
Via Knicks Journal
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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